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10/21 - 11/21/17

Maple Installations

Update your sap-collecting system and maximize your sugar-bush production

11/2/17 8:30am - 2:00pm

2nd Annual ACORN Producer and Buyer Forum

ACORN's 2nd Annual Producer Buyer Forum: Local to Global is an event that brings together producers and buyers working to increase local food distribution. With panelists and round table discussions attendees get information AND share their insights on products and availability.

11/2/17 8:30am - 2:00pm

Producer Buyer Forum: The Changing Face of the Marketplace

A unique event where panelists and round-table discussions delve deeply into logistics of expanding to new markets. Not a formal matchmaker event but matches are made among producers and buyers. With topics covering both local and regional interests this semi-day long affair has helped promote new relationships to capture market opportunities across food categories and across scale within the northeast region.

11/2/17 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Engaging Farm Visitors: Tours, Camps & Animals

Join farmers and farm-based educators at a hands-on workshop.

11/2/17 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Engaging Farm Visitors: Tours, Camps & Animals

A hands on workshop and farmer panel about summer camp on the farm, followed by a networking dinner at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn.

11/6 - 8, 17

Maple System Operations

Maple operations are complex system to understand, maintain, trouble shoot and repair. This training focuses on boiling, reverse osmosis operation, filtration and packaging systems.

11/7/17 8:30am - 11/8/17 5:00pm

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Regardless ​of ​scale, annual sales, or market outlets, ​all produce growers can benefit ​from ​learning ​about ​integrating practical produce ​safety ​practices ​on ​a working produce operation! Technical assistance providers, educators and regulators ​will also benefit from this training. This training satisfies ​​the ​​FSMA ​​Produce ​​Safety ​​Rule ​​requirement ​​for ​​growers ​​who ​​are ​​covered ​​by ​​FSMA ​​outlined ​​in ​​§ ​​112.22(c) ​​that ​​requires ​​‘At ​​least ​​one ​​supervisor ​​from ​​the ​​farm ​​must ​​complete ​​food ​​safety ​​training ​​at ​​least ​​equivalent ​​to ​​the ​​standardized ​​curriculum ​​recognized ​​by ​​the ​​FDA’. ​​ ​

11/8/17

The Dish: Women in the Food Industry, A Place at the Table

City Market and the Intervale Center have teamed up to create an exploratory series called The Dish. With support from ArtsRiot, we host quarterly panel discussions that dive into hot food issues with the help of local experts.

11/8 - 9, 17

Sausage and Smoking (Fall)

This training will cover the two primary methods of producing meat value-added products: sausage making and smoking.

11/8/17 8:00am - 3:30pm

Business Skills for Logging Professionals, Newsbank Inc Conference Center

FREE WORKSHOP for Vermont Logging businesses. Building on previous classes, this program will strengthen business management skills. Lunch and all materials included.

11/9/17 8:00am - 3:30pm

Business Skills for Logging Professionals, GMTCC Hazen Campus

FREE WORKSHOP for Vermont logging businesses. Building on previous classes, this program will strengthen business management skills. Lunch and all materials included.

11/11/17 10:00am - 1:00pm

Holiday Harvest Pie Workshop at Scott Farm Orchard

Learn to make a delicious holiday pie with heirloom apples, quince and pears on the farm where they are grown!

11/12/17 9:00am - 12:00pm

Mastering Stocks and Broths

Come to Shelburne Farms and learn from the author of Mastering Stocks and Broths, Rachel Mamane, a chef and value-added business owner unafraid to spend nights with slow-roasting animals and is genuinely excited about eating carrot tops.

11/13/17 12:00am - 11/18/17 11:30pm

Agricultural Literacy Week

A week-long celebration occurs to inform and educate people about the economic and cultural importance of farms in Vermont communities. Featuring a new film documentary: "Vermont Farm Kids".

11/15/17 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Leasing Your Land to a Farmer Workshop

Have you ever considered making your land available for farming?

11/16/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Rutland

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.

11/20/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Barre

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.

11/30/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Richmond

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.